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Atomic Grog Events Calendar

Posted by Rusty Stanberry on

Wanna know where the next Tiki event is taking place near you?  The Atomic Grog is a blog and promotion company that specializes in Tiki culture and its music, art and cocktail scenes. Founded by journalist Jim “Hurricane” Hayward in April 2011, The Atomic Grog features regular updates on events and concerts, cocktail recipes and reviews, plus special features on retro culture. The Atomic Grog is an outgrowth of Hayward’s Slammie Productions (est. 1992), South Florida’s longest-running indie concert promotion company. Concerts in recent years have included legendary surf guitarist Dick Dale, psychobilly pioneers the Nekromantix, ska veterans Voodoo Glow Skulls and The Toasters, plus punk...

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The Top 10 Tiki Cocktails

Posted by Rusty Stanberry on

Zombie 01 of 10   Donn Beach of the famous Donn the Beachcomber bar was Bergeron's rival in the early Tiki days and the Zombie is one of his original recipes. It is also one of the most complex recipes you will find. Items Needed: 1 1⁄2 oz. - Jamaican Rum 1 1⁄2 oz. - Gold Puerto Rican rum 1 oz. - 151-Proof Rum 1⁄8 tsp - Pernod 1⁄2 oz. - Falernum 1⁄2 oz. - Donn’s mix* 1 tsp - Grenadine 3⁄4 oz. - Lime Juice 1 dash - Angostura Bitters Another option is floating 151-proof rum on top of...

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Derek Yainger the King of Cool

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Beat Poet and Artist Derek Yainger is the coolest cat around. I have been a fan of Derek's for around 10 years. I was lucky enough to get a copy of his Kiddie Cocktails signed at DragonCon. His art has always been somewhere between atomic retro and tiki design. That is what we are trying to bring together here at TikiFreek. We are getting the best new artist to create some of the best limited-edition products available.   Just like in his image above, Tiki on the Brain, it is hard not to constantly be thinking of your next tiki idea, even...

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MISS FLUFF is the real deal!

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MISS FLUFF is the real deal! Miss Fluff (Claudette Barjoud) the lady who makes all the Fluff, is one of the best artists in her niche. I have been following her work for the last 3 years and can only hope we work together in the future.Fluff is/ was a line of frivolous, fun stuff she designs. Bags, accessories, apparel, doggy items and more!It has been carried in over 3000 shops worldwide! She works in the style of the 1920s through the 1960s. Mainly Art Deco, Mid Century Modernism, Classic Pinup, Rockabilly, Tiki, Mod, and more. She grew up on...

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False Idol Tiki Bar - San Diego

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Tucked away in the back of a bustling bar front in the northeast corner of San Diego is a great Tiki Bar.The False Idol which only has a Reservations link on their website, is a beautifully adorned modern TikiBar with all the feels of a 60's Polynesian Paradise.I reached out to their Instagram @falseidoltiki through DM and Peggy gave me all the deets about the place. After you meet the hostess, and she finds your reservation, you will be whisked back into a hidden gem.Passing through a string of coconut beaded curtains you start to see lights with carvings on...

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